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FRIDAY MORNING. APRIL 18. 1879 Local PEED. DOUGLAS IN STAUNTON IIIS RECEPTION—THE LECTURE ATTEND ED BY MANY PROMINENT WHITE CITI ZENS AND LADIES—SKETCH OF IT. &C., &C-, &C. It having been understood for some weeks that the famous Fred Douglas, who is, with the exception perhaps of Prof. Langston, the ablest colored mao in the United States, would be here to lecture on Tuesday night in aid of the “juDilee” now being held at the Augusta Street colored Methodist church, a good deal of curiosity had been aroused to see and hear him. The desire to see was chiefly felt by the colored people, but the desire to hear was equally shared by the whites. At & o’clock the crowd of blacks at the Val ley R. R. depot saw’ him descend from the cars with Rev. Mr. Perkins, a colored minister of Maryland, They took a car riage and were driven to the Virginia Ho tel, the leading hotel of the city, where they registered and were assigned to rooms. After tea, taken in the general dining room, the lecturer, w’ho had received calls from several of the prominent white citi zens of Staunton, repaired to the church. Mr. Douglass is now over sixty years of age, his complexion being what is known as saddle color, and though over six feet in height and of large stature he begins to show the stoop of advancing years. His hair is the regulation wool but white as snow and flows wide over his shoulders. He was dressed in a black broad cloth suit and wore a light colored felt hat. He is a man of great information procured |by in. cessant reading, of strong common sense, of gentlemanly bearing and of kindly heart. mi_nnmail nnoaoccinn was pvirlpnPPfJ but a few months ago when bearing that his former owner in Maryland was in de clining health, he went a long journey to see him for the last time. The former re lation of owner and slave had changed to that of Arm triends and his Anal interview with his former master is said to have been deeply affecting. His interest in the welfare of his race since emancipation, has been unceasing butdiffered from the politi cian’s in that his efforts have been chiefly directed to the improvement of their con dition and teaching them the value of up right manhood, though he has not been able to separate himself altogether from the excitement of campaigns and now and then is as excited and unjust in his views as the veriest politician. He is not a pol itician however, nor an office seeker and his present place as IT. S. Marshal of the District of Columbia, is, we believe, the first he ever held under government, ex cept that on one occasion he acted as Com missioner to Hayti. He is an agreeable speaker and admirably adapts his argu ment to a mixed audience such as he lec tured to Tuesday night. The audience was fully one half white and included many of cur prominent citizens and a large numbei of ladies. The City Council, Tuesday evening, that being the regular meeting night paid Mr. Douglas the compli ment of adjourning to attend his lecture. His style as a lecturer is extremely enter itaining and quite frank. He said some of tthe plainest things to both the blacks aad whites as to their duties. To the former be remarked, “Wemust quit our old tricks and be upright and honest men,” aL'd then he told the story of the • colored preacher who being invited by a p lantation owner to say something in his sernaon about the sin of chicken steal ing objected on the ground that it would “throw a dampness over the meeting.” To the whites ihe said-“Its no use of your talking about our going away from you. We are not going. We were raised up with you and we like you and we are going rto stav right here and grow up with you. You talk aiout our .dying out like Indians. Why, we are not like the Indians ! Give the Indian a blanket at'd a gun and some leathers and he is satisfied, Dut where can wou find a darkey that don’t want a beave and a coat cut in the latest style”’ He advised colored men to learn and work and go to congress like he intended to do (laughter). “You needn’t laugh” said the speaker, “If I can stand congress I reckon congress can stand me.” In urging the blacks to discard their old habits he said, “you must baptize frequently” and then with a quizzical look he added “you know use water, use it frequently.” His sallies of humor we re received with hearty laugh ter by both colors in his audience. In in troducing Mr. Douglas, his companion the Rev. Mi. Per kins said it was through his efforts the speaker had been induced to visit Staunton but he found froin the large crowd of colored people at the depot compared with the number present in the church, the chief anxiety had been to see him. We give below a sketch of Mr. D s lecture on SELF-MADE 31EIT. At me;rib me laige aumouw, ~^ -- being white, assembled in the colored M. E. Church to hear the Hon. Fred. Douglas deliver a discourse on “Self-made men ” The evening was opened by the singing of the “Little church in the wood,” by the Jubilee Singers, and “Prayer,” by Madam Dunn, of Baltimore, both of’ which were very creditable per formances. The Rev. Mr. Perkins, of Maryland, after a few very sensible remarks as to the colored people living on good terms with the whites, introduced HON. FRED. DOUGLAS, who delivered au address of over two hours duration, full of wholesome advice to ioth white and black. Mr. Douglas is a ,ner suasive and eloquent speaker, and dur £« i he entire length of his speech there •was u.ot a symptom of impatience among ibis audience. He was formerly the slave \Df Capt. Hart, of Baltimore, and the way ibe learned to read, write and cipher is a marvellous example of patience and per severance. One day. when a young boy, Ihe heard his mistress reading some pas sages from Job. and begged her to teach 'him to read. Tins she kindly consented to do, but before he bad acquired the art ber husband heard of it, and forbade her to proceed further. The injunction was obeyed, and Douglas had to resort to other means. He bribed boys he met going to and from school to teach him from their school books, by giving them cakes, with which his kind mistress kept him abundantly supplied, and by that means learned to read with considerable «se. c; ,0 a after he was sent to work in a Ship yard and learned the art of writing L»J watching the carpenters write upon the different, nieces of timber the position they were to occupy ® the ship, and by Begging the filled up copy-books from the school hoys and writing between the hues He also acquired some knowledge of figures hy the boys showing 4® how to WORK SUMS ON J'HC FENCES. Having the good fortune one 4ay to find ihalf a dollar he invested it m the pjtichasf of a second-hand copy of the “Columbia* Orator,” and there read the speeches o Fox, Sheridan, Burke and other grea' orators, but with particular interest ai oration against slavery, which in no smal degree induced him to escape. The stor; of his subsequent escape, flight to Europe and gradual advances by which he becami the representative colored man of Americ; is too well known to bear repetition. short time ago he paid a visit to his for mer master, who is now 84 years of age and was received with great cordiality. Mr. Douglas said in opening his address that he laid no claim to the learning am eloquence which was generally imputed t( him. He would speak of self-made men a subject that was somewhat threadbare but, nevertheless, one on which muct might be said and much learned, for it was one that told of great things achieved against apparently insurmountable ob stacles. Whatever else may satiate us we have in our own nature a curiosity that is never satisfied, an interest that is nevei exhausted. All men who arrive at emi nence are, of course, self-made men to n certain extent, but what he meant by ths term was those men who, in spite of ad verse circumstances had risen in the world; that class of men who, to use a figurative phrase, had “paddled their own canoe.” Such men must and ever will be, no matter of what race, honored and respected by their fellow men. In the race of life the cottage often proves su perior to the palace. The most celebrated press in the United States was founded by a boy who came down almost penniless to New York from the mountains of New Hampshire. How is the rise of such men to be accounted for? Much can be said in regard to superior mental endowments as an explanation of the success of such men, but more can be said in favor of the iron will, indomitable patience and per severance, for the shores of life are strewn with the shipwrecked hopes of those most brilliantly endowed by nature. By th< talents we all have, great or small, man} or few, we can make life satisfactory ti ourselves and useful to all around us. From the humblest paths of life have comt from time to time the watch-towers and beacon-lights of the world. The greatest light that ever dawned on this world was cradled in the manger of Bethlehem. Many think chance has a good deal to do with a man’s success in life, but what avails it if he has the most brilliant' op portunities if he has not the eye to dis cern them or the courage and decision to grasp them. It behooves a man to make the best use of this world, and if he does that he is likely to make the same of the future world that may be in s ore for him for both come from the same Almightj hand. Some people have an idea that the Lord will do something to help them for ward, without any effort on their own part. It is a mistake: a man must rely upon himself. It is always found that the lazy man is the unlucky man. If you find a man who has been more successful in the battle of life than you have you. may depend upon it he has labored more f ith fully than you have, tor there is nothing great or good in this world that has not the price of labor on it. THE COLORED PREACHER used to pray for knowledge, but did not study, and those who prayed loudest seem ed to get least. Colored preachers now-a days are better educated, and when they are not they soon lose their grip. Time was when lungs told, now sense is re quired. They used to ask the Lord for sense, now they work for it. He, the speaker, prayed for three years for his freedom. He used to go down in the cel lar and pray, but received no answer to his prayers until he began to pray with his legs, and then you might see the dust fly behind him [laughter], but he would not have it inferred that he did not think prayer a good and proper thing. The speaker was not in favor of thf Colored movement from THE SOUTH. A negro is very much out of place in a snow-pile. He had better keep away from sno vv and ice. There is something won derfully refrigerating in the complexion oi a negro. They consume heat more rapidly than any people on the earth [Laughter] They had better stay at home and work, What he asked for the negro was fair play, and let him alone. Don’t do anything with us. Your “doing” with us has play ed the mischief already. If he works ir the shops, let him alone; don’t molesl him on account of his color. If he is go ing to school, let him go. If he is goinf to congress, as I am going, let him go If a negro can stand congress, congress can surely stand him [Laughter]. Then is something in life besides industry re quisite to success—it is industry properl} applied. Some spend their lives like Padd} did his powder—aiming at nothing anc hitting it all the time. The colored peoph should imitate the industry of the whites Walking out one day he noticed a whitf lady sitting at a window readi ng, a few steps further on a colored woman was lean ing out of a window eating an apple. W< must imitate the Caucasian race and cop their cultivation. We must build up i manhood that is respectable. I have giver so much advice that I am afraid you wil not be glad to see me again soon. I hat no expectation of seeing so many whih people here, and would rather advise thi colored people when they are to them selves, but the Constitution has abolishet color, and we are all white now (laughter] It used to be AN IDEA YEARS AGO that a colored man was meapauip or rut study of mathematics. But the reyersi has bsau pioved. Benjamin Bannaker, 0! Ellecott Mills, was a black man, and i great astronomer as well.- Thomas Jeffer son acknowledged bis ability. It used to be an idea in the North. too,, that a colorei man was incapable ol culture. VV.hen th speaker told his own story in the Sort people wo;j.ld not.believe he was a slave but some extraordinary negro who hai been pushed forward for the purpose o arousing sympathy. The negroes are to much ®f pleasure seekers. If the negr will work as faithfully for himself ashedf for his master bis supcss is certain, Som think that the negro can never be reallj free as long as he stays upon the sod wher he was once a slave. It is a mistake. I New York the speaker remembers th time, when on board the steamers, he wa driven from the cabin, among eattli horses and swine, on a cold night. Bu tfc-rjgs are changed now. yOKTY YEAES AGO in Massachusetts a colored man would b driven out of a ear, A colored man wa pot allowed then in a iyceugi, since tba tiors the the speaker had frequently earne a night for speaking in one. 4u u';w Louisiana and other Souther Spates the same civilizing influence is a work In this place there were goo( schools for colored people. Amon the warmest hands that had grasped fti here was one that had besP raised agains the government, but Qdb first s never theieas entitled to respect. In the time of slavery it was not safe to edneat# . negro, but now, in his altered condition j : is a benefit to the country for him to be , educated. Let the colored man in the l South behave like a gentleman—keep him [ self clean and respectable, and he need ■ fear no ill treatment. , Mr. Douglas left at the conclusion of his lecture on the night train for Wash ington. The sum of $300 was realized from his lecture, he charging the church nothing but his traveling expenses. He would have been a guest of Mr. Thomas Campbell, but for illness in that gentle man’s family. Mrs. Anna Dunn, colored, whose singing has been so much praised, is the assistant organist at the John Wes ley church, in .Baltimore, of which Rev. Robt. Steele, formerly of Staunton, is pas tor. A sketch of the church, with Mr. Douglas lecturing, was made by Mr. A. Y. Lee, for the pictorial papers. Personal Rev. D. 13. Ewing, D. D., former pastor of Hebron church in Augusta, has accep ted the position of Principal of the Lewis burg, W. Va., Female College, to oom mence his duties with the session which begins next fall. This is the position held by Mrs. C. H. Tipping, formerly of Staun ton, and vacated by her resignation. The Montgomery Co , “Messenger” an nounces the departure from that county for Staunton of Mr. Hugh Preston, who proposed to make the hundred and fifteen miles on horse beck. Mr. Thomas H. Glendy, a well known citizen of Lewisburg, W. Va., has made bis home in Augusta. A correspondent of the Richmond •‘Christian Advocate” giving an account of the various districts under the new ap pointments says : ‘‘Rev. Dr. Martin, of the Rockingham District, is at work. This you will say, is an altogether unnecessary item, for who ever knew him to be unem ployed? True. He has always before him, I must work the works of Him that sent me while it is day; the night cometli when no man can work.” Capt. Wm. A. Mccue ana ranmy oi Staunton leave this week for their new residence at the mineral spring near Wey er’s Cave Depot, on (he Valley Railroad. A picked nine for base b 11 has been formed at Harrisonburg, amo'ig which we see the names of Wm. B. McChesnej, Chas. P. McQuaide and Lenwood Hamil ton, formerly of Staunton. Hon. Wm. Milnes has returned home ana brings encoui aging reports regarding the completion of botu the Sh nando&h Valley R. R. and the Potomac & Ohio Narrow Gauge R. R. The students of the University of Vir ginia had their Athletic Games at the Bel mont stock farm this week. Among the contestants on the programme for throw ing base ball is the name of Percy Echols, of Staunton. Mr. C. A. Richardson, the former popu lar business man and artist of Staunton, is reading law with his brother-in-law, Gen. Jno. E. Roller, at Harrisonburg. Gen. Jno. Eci.ols andjjHon.B Marshall Hanger have arrived at home from the winter's legislation at Richmond. Judge Harris lias appointed J. Massie Smith, of Albemarle, clerK of the Com mittee on Revis.on of Laws, of which be is chairman. The Richmond papers announce tha t Mr. M. Stuart Turner, the organist and composer, for.; erly of Staunton, has just composed a bea1 tiful waltz, which will be published shortly, called “Meditative Waltz.” A Mobile, Ala., correspondent of the New York “Music Trade Review” an nounces a classical concert to come off, at which Max Brownold, late of Staunton, is to preside at the i iano, and adds that “His repertoire consists of the very cream of artistic and classical music.” Miss Annie Hounihan, a member of St. Francis Church, Staunton, has received the compliment of being nominated as a candidate for a gold watch, now being voted for at the Catholic church at Key ser, W. Va. The nomination was made on motion of Rev. Father Fitzsimmons, formerly located at St.'Francis church, and now pastor of the Keyser congrega tion. Miss Agnes Herndon, a Virginian who has made a success ou the stage will short ly appear in Staunton. Judge Smith appointed Mess’s. Staples, Cooke and Shott for the 1st ward and Messrs. Burke, Glenn and Trout for the 2nd ward as judges of election. Mr. C. J. Grifliths, the agent for that admirable woik, “The Southern Review” is in the city. Mr Harman Lushbaugh, who has been quite ill of pneumonia, is, we are glad to learn, convalescent. Ftof. Job Turner lectured in the Episco pal church at Charleston, Kanawha, Wednesday night. The ' Staunton Female Seminary. —We are glad to see a card from Rev. J. ■ I. Miller, Principal of the Staunton Fe i male Seminary, saying that he has recon sidered his removal from that institution, . and will remain there as its head, i The Tindicator’s statement of the l matter, however, was not incorrect, 1 but, on the contrary, strictly eor ) rect: the statement being that Mr. . Miller “had announced his intention . of retiring from that institution,” and the i ground for that statement being the fol lowing card, which appeared in the “Lu theran Observer” some weeks ago: Principal Wanted at Staunton Female Seminary.—Owing to the delicate health of Mrs. Miller, I propose to retire from the > Seminary and assume again the active ministry. To a person with some capital and the" requisite qualifications the posi 1 tion of Pr.ncipal of Staunton Female ' Seminary is a most desirable one. [Then ) follows a just and accurate description of 1 the advantages of Staunton as a place for , female education.] ' Persons desiring information will please 1 address the undersigned. , J. I. Miller, 1 Principal S. F. S., Staunton, Va. As much of the value of a newspaper j consists in its accuracy, and as the publi j cation of the withdrawal of the well „ known head of an educational institution without proper ground for the statement, a would be inexcusable carelessness, we “ make this explanation. s The First Hop After Lent.—The , young gentlemen gave a hop at Grange t Hall Wednesday night in compliment tc the young ladies who are enjoying the Easter holiday. There were sixteen cou e pies present:—Mr. Alex. Miller and Miss s Agnes Harman, Mr. John Ker and Mist t B. Mnrdoc; Mr. Wm. Kinney and Miss 1 Bessie Bryan; Mr. Waldo Allen and Miss J Helen Canby; Mr. M. McCue and Mist i Rosa Du^e; Mr. Ed. Echols and Miss Alice t Reid; Mr, Henderson Bell and Miss Loyal: l Mr. J. Taylor and Miss Annie Bell; Mr, ; Ed. Taylor and Miss Ruth Tuck; Mr. il! “ Cushing and Miss Hettie Foster; Mr. L, t Haile and Miss Phillips; Mr. M. Ackerman - and Miss i£a4<Jpx; Mr. B. Woodward and s Miss Mag McUhesu<.y» Mr. G. D. Euritt i and Miss Hannah Boyle, and Mr. M. Mad t ¥iss Bessie Rinckard, Easter at the Churches The Lutheran, Catholic and Episcopal churches were filled on Easter Sunday, there being services at these churches es pecially appropriate to the day. In all three also the singing was expected to be universally fine, and those who went to hear it were not disappointed. At the Lutheran church, of which Rev. J. B. Haskell, is pastor, the decorations were novel and of great beauty. From eveiy point of the church ran heavy fes toons of evergreens secured to a ring- in the ceiling and pendant from, the centre attached to a cord of evergreen was a bas ket of flowers. The festoons, the basket, the evergreen wreaths, anchors, harps and crosses on the wall, the festoons of the chancel rails, and indeed wherever ever green appeared it v.as veiled with grey moss gotten from the swamps of South Carolina. This moss, much of it several feet in length, added great beauty to the scene. • At the portal of the church stood a large cross on a little hillock of natural rocks and into the holes pierced in the frame were inserted tiny bouquets of spring llowers brought by the congregation. The pulpit was beautifully decorated and across an arch over it ran the words in white which sparkled in the light, “He is risen.” White vases filled with beautiful flowers stood on either side of the pulpit. There was no sermon in the morning, but communion was administered and two per sons admitted to membership: The sing ing by the choir was very good and the new “Te deum” by Prof. J. Auguste Ide of Winchester, which contains many passages of beauty, was well rendered. Besides the chorus singing there was a duet between soprano and alto by Misses Lushbaugh and Piper, a tenor solo by Mr. E. L. Ide, a bass solo by Mr. G. V. Ruble, a duet by Mrs. Ide and Miss Wright and a trio Dy Mrs. D. B. Engleman, soprano and Mrs. iae anu miss r ipei aiws. At night the church was literally packed the beauty of the decorations having drawn thither large numbers of other con gregations. On Tuesday last Mr. D. B Engleman, photographea, took a picture of the interior of the church ;.s ornamen ted. At St. Francis church where Frof. F. W. Walter is organist and musical direc tor, th ■ musical preparation for Easter Sunday was of the most complete charac ter. Among the non-residents who par ticipated were. Dr. Randolph tenor, of Charlottesville, Mr. F. Lentz of Char lottesville, tenor, and Mr. Anthony Saffer. of Ne York. The two first named gen tlemen have voices of very sweet tone and the last sings a superb bass. Mr. Geo. Y. Ruble of Staunton, a promising baritone. Miss Loise Schlacter and Mrs. Julia Mc Mahon, were also added to the choir by in vitation. , At High Mass in the morning in the Ky*rie arranged from Wagner’s “Tannhauser” the Kyrie Eleison by Mr. Saffer and Christe Eleison by Miss Ella McCarthy, were very t nely given. In the Gloria the soprano solos were sung by Mrs. Julia McMahon and the tenor solos by Messrs. Randolph and Lentz. In the Credo “Et in carnatus est” was sung by Mrs. Lena Devine with quartette accom paniment, and Mr. Saffer sang “Etin Spiri tus Sanctum.” At the afternoon service the solo and duettin O Salutaris, were sung by Miss Ella MeCarthy and Dr. Randolph and the solo and duett with eho us iu the Tantum Ergo, were sung by Mrs. McMahon and Mr. Saffer. In the Magnificat, the bas3 solo was sung by Mr. Saffer and the soprano and alto duett by Miss Regina Kelly an t Miss McCarthy. The excellence of this choir which has been brought to such a degree of perfec tion under Prof Walter, attracted much favorable comment which must have been pleasant to both the indefatigable director and the members. At Trin.ty church the Easter music consisted of the opening piece “Praise the Lord,” in which a solo occurs which was beautifully sung by Mrs. W. L. Bumgard ner. This was followed by the Easter an the.n “Christ our passover” which was sung instead of the “Yenite”; Gloria in Excelsis by Dudly Buck; the Festival Te deum by the same author, and Millard’s “Jubilate.” To the regular choir was added Mr. A. B. Guigon, who has a fine baritone voice, but who ou this occasion sang two tenor solos. The music was all exeently sung, Frof. F. W. Hamer, the music director, presiding at the organ. JX 1VX E B U 11 A IN T b JV-XL.UKBU.JN 1< U11 Richmond.—The Commercial Club of Richmond, a club composed of the most prominent and active business men of the city having invited the merchants on the line of the C. <& O. railway between Hunt ington and Covington to visit it, a com mittee of the club composed of Messrs. O. M. Marshall, R. W. Powers, C. T. Watkins, C. H. Cardozo and others, pass ed through Staunton Saturday evening on the way up the road to welcome the guests On Tuesday Messrs B. D. Chalkly, John Gray and other gentlemen members of the club arrived in Staunton to await the returning party. The C. & O. Co., paid the compliment to the club of giving free transportation to all the guests invited by its members. A similar excursion for merchants between Coving ton and Richmond will be given next week, to which many of our Staunton merchants have already received invita tions. The excursionists for Richmond went through here Tuesday night, over 200 in number and Oiling eight coaches. Soliciting Irish Emigration for the Valley.—We have received a copy of the Belfast (Ireland) “News” of the 26th ult., in which the editor calls atten tion to the notice of Mr. Hugh Stewart, of Augusta co., Va., relative to emigra tion to the Shenandoah Valley. Mr. Stew art who is well qualified by intelligence and a long residence in this section to speak of it accurately, says in his notice: Mr. Hugh Stewart, of the city of Staun ton, Virginia, formerly of Holvwood, is now in this country. Any person disposed to emigrate will, ori application to him, receive every information as to salubrity of climate, fertility, and productiveness of the soil in the Shenandoah Valley (admit ted the garden of America), price of land, and the easy mode of payment adopted; and young men desirous of acquiring a thorough knowledge of the agriculture of the country could have an opportunity ol doiug so on advantageous ' tei\ms. Mr. Stewart will gladly make known all par ticulars to those personally applying, or a letter will meet prompt attention if ad dressed to Mr. Langtry’s otlice, 56, War ing street, Belfast. Matrimonial.—On Thursday night last at the residence of Dr. H. Hogsett, on Greenville Avenue, Miss Alice Blackburn, a daughter of our esteemed fellow eitizon, Mr. Wm. Blackburn, was married by Rev. Dr. John S. Martin, to Mr. Reeves Gatt.a well kpown and popular young citizen, and Jlr. John H. Blackburn, her brother, was married to Miss M ipy A. Bollock, by Rev, Dr. Charles Manly, kjisses M, V- Craig, Emma L. Ast and Fannie Stratton and Messrs W. R. McComb, A. A. Eskridge and A. Hammond, were the attendants. The Law Securing the Public School Fund. We publish below the text of the law passed by the last legislature securing the payments to the school fund. It is in brief an arrangement which pays the teachers and so forth the State’s portion before the money leaves the county or corporation in which xt is collected: Whereas, it is tbe duty of the legisla ture 10 protect the fund set ap.,rt by tbe constitution for tbe support of tire public free schools from impairment, therefore 1. Be it enacted, Tnat the Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby requested, im mediately upou the receipt of the land and property books of the several Commis sioners of the Revenue of the Common wealth, to make a calculation of the sum total of all tue funds applicable to public free school purposes for the ensuiug year, of which amount he shall report three fourths thereof to the Superintendent of Public Instruction as an approximate basis for distribution; whereupon said Superin tendent of Public Instruction shall at once make out and furnish to tbe Auditor of Public Accounts a distributive state ment of the amounts due the several coun ties and eorporatious-in the State, upon ibis approximate basis. Upon receipt of such statement, tbe Auditor of Public Ac counts shall issue his warrant upon the Treasurer of the State, in favor of the Su perintendent of each county or corpora tion, for tbe amount which each county or corporation is entitled to receive under said statement, which warrant, when en dorsed by said county or corporation super intendent to the treasurer of his county or corporation, as hereinafter provided by the second section of this act, shall be paid by tbe Treasurer of the State, or shall be ac cepted from such ecuuty or corporation treasurer as cash in all settlements lor public revenue made by him \yith tbe Au ditor of Public Accounts so far as paid by tbe warrants hereinafter provided for. 2. The superintendent of schools of each county or corporation, shall, upou the re ceipt of such warrant, endorse tshe same to and deposit it with the treasurer of his county or corporation, taking his receipt therefor, who shall enter the same upon his books as a credit to said superinteu dent of schools. 3. All warrants hereafter drawn by dis trict school boards or trustees upon the public school'fui.d of the State, as now provided by law, shall, if approved by the county or corpoiation superintendent, be taken up by him, and his own warrants is sued therefore, which shall be paid by tbe treasurer of tbe couuty or corporation, or be receivable by him in payment of all tax es or demands due the Commonwealth The couuty or corporation superiutendeu t may issue tiis warrants in sums, not less rant shall be for the amount due, as will best suit the convenience of the payee, but in no case shall he issue his warrants for an aggregate amount greater than the warrant received by him from the Audi tor of Public Accounts; nor shall the coun ty or corporation treasurer pay any war rant upon the State fund unless issued by the superintendent of his county or cor poration, nor an aggregate amount grea ter than the said superintendent has cred it for. Any superintendent who shall is sue warrants to an. aggregate amount greater than is piovided by this section, and any treasurer who shall pay any war rant upon the State fund aforesaid, in violation of this act, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and be fined not less than ¥d,00 nor more than $1,000. 4. At not less than one general meeting prior to the first day of July, in each year, the school trustees of each county shall compare the warrants issued by each dis trict boat'd with those issued by the coun ty or corporation superintendent, and re port the result to the State Superintendent of Schools. Church Hotels. Bey. Luther A. Fox, pastor of Bethle hem Lutheran church in this county, ded icated the new Lutheran church at Bock ville in Madison county on Monday last. On Sunday the congregation worshipped for the last time in the old church build ing, on which occasion Mr. Fox preached and administered the communion. Bev. C. L. Hogue, of Lebanon, preached at Tinkling Spring on Sunday morning last, the occasion being the taking of com munion. Two members were admitted on certificate and two on profession of faith. Bev, W. Q. Hullihen, rector of Trinity, in his sermon Sunday morning said that Easter stood first as the most joyousfesti val of the Church, and not second to Christmas, as has been stated. Bev. Father McVerry, of St. Francis church, was in Bichmond last Thursday, and participated in the ceremony of bless ing the oils at st. Peter’s Cathedral. Bev. Bobert Smith has formally taken charge of Augusta Circuit of Baltimore Conference M. E. Church south, and has rented a residence at Greenville into which he moved on Friday last. The occasion was marked by the congregation of the Greenville Methodist church giving him a liberal and substantial pound party. At Bethel church on Sunday last com mumon was administered, Bev. F. H. Gaines of Hebron, assisting Bev. Jas. Mur ry the pastor. Nine persons, chiefly young, were received into the church. An Old Time Insurance Company. —We have received the pamphlet issued by the Virginia Fire & Marine Insurance Co., of Richmond, widen contains an in teresting history of tiiat venerable and reliable institution. It is within a year or two of being a half century old, and ha* stood on a firm foundation of good manage ment through financial panics and the civil war, and its stock is to-day fifty per cent, above par. It contains also a goon deal of advice to insurers, valuable be cause of its bearing the impress of the com mon sense, good judgement, and caution which have ever characterized the manage ment of the company. In the half cen tury of its existence the company has paid $3,000,000 of losses to insurers,, and has paid to its stockholders $1,079,000 -an average of 12 per cent, per annum. Its annual statement shows that its capital is $250,000, and its assets 6610,000. Marble Quarry Leased.—Messrs. Garrett G. Gooch, of Staunton; Henry Hutchinson, of Goshen, and John D. Ster rett, of Rockbridge, have formed an asso ciation fcr the lease and working of the marble quarry on the land of the last nam ed gentleman, near Goshen and about three quarters of a mile from the Chesa peake & Ohio Railway. The marble is of the coral variety, beautiful in color and takas the finest finish. Mr. Gooch has made a tour 6f many of the Western cities including Chicago, Cincinnatti, In dianapolis and others, and finds that the marble will have ready sale in that sec tion. For Tiie Lunatic Asylum.—The Alexandria “Gazette” writes that Mr. J E. Prerpoint, a well knoww young gentle man of that city, has been examined by a commission, and application for his ad mission to the W. L- Asylum, forwarded to the Western Lunatic Asylum. The Marion (Smyth) “Patriot” notices the fact that Mr. Wm. Suavely, well known in that county has been forwarded to thb Asylum here. Temperance^ AddresT.—On Saturday night last about 80 people assembled in the hall of Mizpah Lodge to hear Mr. W, T. Stokes deliver his temperance leqtTO He is probably about 24 or 2g years of ago and is a speaker of ability. The subject was treated from three standpoints— science, experience and religion, from all of which he drew many conclusions in, fa vor of his cause, Lccal Brevities. Mr. C. W. Ailor, of this county baa probably the smallest silver coin in Amer ica. It is evidently very old though with out date. On one side are the words “Be. publicana Mexicanav and the fraction i, on the other a head and the letters Z. L. B. It is the size of a small shirt button, and probably the value of one cent. This is the time of year to lime your cel lars and back yards. The religious character of Staunton may be judged from the fact that no matter under what stress, its (Jity Council will never meet on Wednesday night, that being prayer meeting night. They would as soon think of meeting Sundav night. A whole pig cured and smoked, weigh ing 84 pounds and bung up by the nose, a rare sight in Staunton, may be seen at the pork packing establishment of Taylor & Smart on Augusta street. This is some of the handy work of Mr. Barton, an expe rienced Chicago butcher, who has just en tered the employ of Mr. Beeves Catt to whose establishment he will be an acqui sition. He can not be excelled in his skill ful knife-work and manipulation of fresh meat. It is a matter of remark that the last Lenton season was kept with unusual strictness in Staunton. The new building of Messrs. Wm. F. and Joseph P. Ast, on Augusta street, between the Powell and Iloge buildings, which is being rapidly pushed towards completion, will be a handsome structure and iu keeping with the enterprise of the proprietors. Mr. H. M. Mcllliany has just put upon his counters the handsomest show-case in Staunton—ten feet iong and displaying one of the most complete assortments of cut lery that can be seen in any retail store. The proprietor is receiving his new stock daily and has everything in his line that can be thought of. Mr. George B. Bell is now receiving every day the large stock of goods just purchased in the North, and by reference to his advertisement it will be seen that in prices and quality this large and at ractive stock will be sold cheap. The Moffet Begister in Staunton for March yielded $288.58. The erection of the addition to the W. L. Asylum was commenced on Wednes day by Mr. Woodruff, the contractor. The City Council meets to-night. Returned from West Virginia. Hardly had Mr. G. N. Townsend, whose return to West Virginia last week we no lic d, reached Huntington before the National V alley Bank nere received no te e from its Northern correspondent that the draft given him to Mr, M. A. Rifle, of Hinton, and sent over for collection, had been paid, with costs of protest, &c. On Monday last Mr. Townsend returned to Staunton in co.opany with Mr. Burke Prince, who said that the drafts given liis firm by Townsend had been paid. The firm had also received a letter from Harris Hoyt, of Brooklyn, for whom T. is acting, saying that the drafts would have been paid promptly, but the bank sent them to his residence, instead of his business office. Mr. Townsend also requests us to state that he had a law-suit with E. G. Booth, th s Centennial Vir ginian, which he won, but was never ar rested, and refers to Mr. Booth’s attorney for the correctness of this statement. Mr Townsend says he is a buyer of West Vir ginia lands, but not a seller, and sends us several references to this effect. A very business-like statement of his -hows that of nearly $3,U)0 in drafts sent by him from West Virginia to his principals in Brooklyn in the last few months none remain unpaid. He thinks the s spicion that was brought upon him was caused by his lavish expendi, ture of money (though not so lavish as re presented), which, where money is scarce, is too unusuai to pass unnoticed. In his statement to us he referred to various gentlemen of standing in the Northern cities and West Virginia for reference, if verification is needed. Mr. Townsend says he expects to settleshortly in W est Virginia with his family, and praotiee at the har there, being a lawyer by profession. Damaging Freight Cars.—On Mon day Wm. Shields, Bichard O’Keefe, Henry Smith and Joseph Verkins, three little boys, were arraigned before Magistrate J. M. Lickliter, for haying caused the partial destruction of one of the C. & O. freight cars. It appeared that four cars were standing, Sunday, on the switch near the Asylum when the boys loosened the brakes, and the next passing train caused the cars to run down the grade, one being thrown off the track and badly broken up. The boys were very frank and truthful about their share in the accident and the magis trate, in consideration of their youth, dis charged them upon the payment of the le gal costs of the arrest- The agent of the company here, Mr. Hopkins, if this does not prove a sufficient warning will pro ceed, in the next case that may occur, to recover damages from the parents of the tresspassers. Young Men’s Christian Associations. At the afternoon prayer meeting of the Greenville Association last Sunday the crowd was so large that the meeting was eld in the Methodist church, the audito rium of which was filled principally by la dies, the galleries being filled by gentlemen Rev. F. H. Gaines, of Hebron, delivered a most forcible address from the text “And they brought him to Jesus.” There was prayer by Bev James Murray. Mr. Geo. Shields will lead the meeting next Sunday tbe lesson being the 7th chapter of Luke. This association is full of life and its prog ress keeps step with the strong evidences of appreciation of its services given by the neighborhood in which it is located. At the Staunton Association Sunday evening, Dr. R. S. Hamilton led, and re marks were made by Messrs. H. D. Peck H. L. Hoover aud Wm. Brown, Prayers were offered by the leader and Mr. A. M. Simpson. Next Sunday Mr. A. F. Rob ertson will lead. Preaching the Carps Out.—Rev. M. Hale Houston, late of Waynesboro, was on the steamer, James Guthrie, some days ago on his way to Backport Ind., on the Ohio river, where the Presbytery of Louisville, to which he was about to be admitted, held its Spring meeting. In the cabin tbe tables weye generally occupied by young men engaged in playing cards. It was suggested that religious services should be held there and they were com menced, While the Scriptures were being read the card playing still went on. Hymns were then sung and prayerg offered up, bu tbe card players continued though appear ing rather embarrassed. 'F<ev, Messrs Houston and If, !E. Converse then made short ^dresses before the conclusion of which the cards had disappeard from view and the players were respectfully and at tentively listening to thp Gospel. The Presbytery gave permission to the Tay lorsville chnych to engage Mr. Houston as Stated supply with a view to making him a call. 1 A Desire Mysteriously Granted Mr. and Mrs. John W. Almarode reside in Greenville in this county, where thej are highly respected by their neighbors and their lives only lacked “a well spring of joy”—a name by which children are known by those who haven’t got them—in the house. A few weeks since they vhited Staunton in search of one to adopt, but were unsuccessful in the object of the vis it. On Wednesday night of last week Mr. Alim; rode returned home from pra\er meeting at the Methodist church and had not long retired when a buggy was driven in at the lower end of the village up to Mr. A.’s house and there turned ground. There were two persons in it one of whom got out and rapped at the door. By the time Mr. A. reached the door the vehicle was driven off towards Staunton. On his front step lie found a basket containing a male Infant, two changes of roughly made clothing for it, a bottle each of whiskey and.milk and the following note: “Take this little stranger, I can’t care for him’ Born February 10th, 1879. You may name him Ed ward if you choose, for that was his father’s name. My prayers will follow." The heartless or poverty-oppressed pa rent whichever it may have been, was for tunate in the selection of the home, for Mr. A. and his wife are delighted with the present and will adopt the child as their own. Deaths—Dr. <J. A. Jackman, physcian of the Homoepathic school, who came to Staunton some two years ago from Ver mont to practice his profession, died at his residence on Augusta street Wednesday morning after a long illness of consump tion. He was a young man of not more tha u thirty years of age, and besides getting a large practice had made many friends by bis gentlemaly demeanor and his kindness to the poor. Though a comparative stran ger and of retiring disposition he received much kindly attention from a large circle of acquaintance*. He was a member of the Masonic Fraternity. His remains were sent to his home in Vermont yester day in charge of his brother who arrived here a few days before his death. Mr. Thomas Mahoney, for many years an esteemed attendant at the W. L. Asy lum, died on Tuesday last. His long ser vice had made him remarkable for the ac curacy with which he foretold the result of illness among the patients and when he said it would prove fatal it was sure to uv/. uiu unu iliuvyuo U(J lUiCtU^U the result many weeks ago. A Yikginian Abroad.—For the new Federal judicial district in Texas the ap pointment is about to be made of a clerk, and we see that Mr. J. H. Finks, formerly of Waynesboro, but for the last ten years manager of the Western Union Telegraph office at Waco, Tex is, is being pressed for the position. He is a son of Oapt. Joshua B. Finks and worthy of his estimable father, being a young man of high charac ter, ability and business habits. The Waco “Examiner” and the Waco “Telephone” are loud in his praise and the members of the bars of Waco, Belton and Martin, and citizens of the surrounding counties have sent in petitions to the Judge for his ap pointment. One of the grounds urged by the “Telephone” is that Mr. Finka as “a consistent Democrat would be in accord politically with the people of the district.” Kip Van Wikkle.— Mr. Kob ert Mc Wade had a good audience at the Town Hall Monday night. His representation of Kip was a decided success, showing his genius to be of a high order, while his art is of the best school. His combination of the humorous and pathetic in almost the same breath showed him a master of his art as well as of the feelings of his audi ence who would one minute be convulsed with laughter while in the next the tears gathering in the eyes of not a few, evi denced that the deeper feelings of the breast had been touched by an experienced hand. It is to be regretted, that Mr. Mc Wade did not have better support, as the majority of hia company were evidently new to the stage or to say the least, but poorly drilled in their parts of the play. Serious Accident.-Last Tuesday night, between 9 and 10 o’clock, Mr. Robt. Morganstern, employed at the Chesapeake & Ohio round-house, and one of the most skilled workmen in the employ of the com pany, was returning to his home on the western edge of the city, in company with Mr. Aylor, when seeing a tram approach, ina, both stepped from the track. Mr. Aylor cleared the train, but Mr. M. did not, and was struck by either the eDgine or a car and thrown to the ground. His shoulder blade was broken in two places and the right side of his faee and his hip badly injured. He was aken home and Dr. Wm, S. McChesney sent for. His injuries, though serious, are not consider ed dangerous. A War Prison Relic.—The editor of the Lewisburg, W. Va., “Record” has a copy of the “Lee Club Gazette,” Vol. 1, No. 1, March 2d, 1865. It is a manuscript periodical that was issued by the Confed erate prisoners in Fort Pulaski, the idea of its publication having been conceived and put into execution by Lt. H. L. Hoov er, now Principal of the Staunton Milita ry Academy. The salutatory of the im prisoned editor says : “We wish it to be distinctly understood that we have no idea of running a money making machine; but we have decided up on asubscnption price—25 cents per month —simply and solely as the only means (the editors and proprietors being utterly bankrupt) of procuring the requisite amount of stationery.” Residence Burned.—The residence of Mr. James A. Hamrick, near Parnassus took fire near the roof Sunday about 1 o’clock and was destroyed with much of the clothing of the family, and a great portion of the furniture. Mr. Hamrick was insured in the Augusta Mutual Insurance Company. New Store.—Mr. W. W. Lyon, an English gentleman who recently bought the farm of Capt. Boothby in this county, is erecting a store near Hebron church, which will be completed in a few days. It will be a general grocery and provision store with a full line of the goods usually kept in a oountry store, which will be sold at low prices. Death of a Noted Race Horse.— The fajnous race horse “Ahoy” who was brought to Virginia by Ex-Senator Lewis, but subsequently bought by Mr. J. S Harnsbarger, died in Rockingham a few days'ago. In his racing time he had beat en sueh horses as Abdul Soree, Preak ness, Metella and others. Clearing Off a Church Debt,—At Trinity Episcopal church, of which Rev. W. Q. Hullihun is vector, the Easter of fering on Sunday morning last amounted to $SP0, of which $130 was contributed by the Sabbath School. This leaves the con gregation with a church debt of only $249.49 unprovided for. Immigration Attracting Atten tion.—The following letter received by the President of the Staunton Immigra tion Society shows that the subject is at tracting attention abroad. Unionsville, Ohio, ) April 18th.) M. Erskine Miller, Esq:— Dear Sir.—I am informed through the columns of the Vindicator published in Staunton of an association to encourage emigration to Augusta co., Va. Will you obiige me by sending me the name of some real estate agent; also the descriptive pamphlet of Staunton and Augusta and a little information with regard to the size of Staunton, its facilities as a business place, &c., as I have an idea of changing to Virginia. Kespectfully, G. S. Evans. To-night at Mozart Hall the young people of Trinity Sunday school will giye an old folks concert. There will be some pretty songs—among them “A neat little foot,” bv Nettie Taylor, “I am a merry Zingara” by Lizzie Koeber; duetts by Janet Burnett and Bertie Cushing, Walker Mc Chesney and Lucy Kinney afid Natalie Johnson and Fannie Catlett; “Lottie Lee” by Nettie Haines; “Little Bo Peep,” by Julia Haines, and a song by that capital little singer, Armand Miller. Let the chil dren have a full house it is for a good ob ject. Excursion West.—An excursion of some twenty-five persons left Staunton for the West oyer the Valley R. R., Wedues” day, in charge of Capt. Dudrow. Among the passengers were Mr. Chas. S. Crow der, who goes to Denver, Colorado, for his health;. Mr. Charles Price, who goes to Puebla, Colorado; Mrs. W. J. Hopkins and daughter, who go to Saline county, Mo., and Messrs. James Jordan, Cyrus Mowry and Snapp and others, of this county. Commercial. Staunton, April 17th, 1S79. Flour-Extra, *t,60@*4,70; Superfine. *4,00@$l,00; Family $o.35@$.j,2o. Wheat-Lancaster, 9»@*:.01; Fultz 90e@99c. Corn, . 43c@45c; Oats, 28fe30c: New Bacon (bog round) 6@6c!i. Lard 7 e. Salt ♦1.65; Sugar 8H@12Me; Meal, 50 c: Molasses 4nc@75c: Butter lb@18 Eggs—lo@ll c.; New Potatoes, 50 cents: Timothy seed, *1.25: Wool, washed, 35c j890aShed 25C' P°rk $3'50@ $3,7o.CloverSeed$3,5j3 BALTIMORE LIVE STOCK MARKET. April 14th, 1879. Keceipts lor the week. Beeves ........ 1049 Sheep and Lambs.iVw Ho£s ‘ • - • , , 7^357 Total.12,732 Prices of Beef Cattle at the Market this Week. Very best on sale this week That generally rated first quality , Medium or goodfair quality Ordinary thin Sieers, Oxen and Cows Extreme range ol prices Most of the sales are from 5 a5 5149 4%a5 "c 3%a4% e 3 a3% c 3 a5 b-lOe 4J4a5^ c Where the Cattle are from. Virginia. Ohio ...... Maryland ‘ * Illinois .... Pennsylvania. Missouri ...... 19 50 200 323 244 310 Total.. 12,36 Beef cattle were a trifle more active but the quali ty did not equal last week’s offering. Sheep—shear ed 4@5 cents, Wool sheep 4@6J^ cents. Hogs5@ 5% cents. City notices. A hunter’s or fisherman’s luck generally means that nothing is caught but—rheumatism. Mr. E. G. Kettlewell, of Baltimore Salvage Corps, was cured of a very severe attack of rheumatism by Keller’s Roman Liniment. Price 50 cents a bottle. A Good Account.—“To sum it up, six long years of bed-ridden sickness and suffering, costing. $200 per year, total, *1,200—all of which was stopped by three bottles of Hop Bitters taken by my wife, who has done her own housework for a year since with out the loss of a day, and I want everybody to know it for their benefit.” “John Weeks, Butler, N. Y.” A MILLION OF WORMS GNAWING DAY AND night is quite enough, we think, to throw a child into spasms. Shriner’s Indian Vermifuge will destroy and expel them and restore the child. Baltimore is aptly called the Monumental City, and Mr. W. E. Thornton is erecting to his memory a monument in the heart of every one who uses ins Laroque’s Anti-Bilious Bitters. “They are absolute ly perfect,” is the universal expression, and every one troubled with spring fever should not delay purchasing a bottle at *1 on the first sign of an ap proach of the dreadful feelings accompanying it. They are sold by all druggists, and manufactured by W. E. Thornton, Baltimore, Md. Baltimore, uct. 23, 1877.—Some time since sprained my ankle quite severely ior which I used only Dr. DeWitt’s Eclectic Cure, and which I found a most excellent remedy. As a general household remedy for cramps, neuralgia, pains, &c., it is uu equalled. I am never without it.; JESSIE C. SMALL, 279, Baltimore street, Md. For sale hyJGeo. W. May & Co. may24-tf Vabious Causes.—Advancing years, care, sicknes disappointment, and hereditary predisposition-al operate to turn the hair gray, and either of them inclines it to shed prematurely. Ayer's Haib Vigor will restore faded or gray, light and red hair to a rich hrown or deep hlack, as may he desire d. It sof tens and cleanses the scalp, giving it a healthy ac tion, and removes and cures dandruff aud humors. By its use falling hair is checked, and a new growth will he produced in all cases where the follicies are not destroyed or glands decayed. Its effects are beautifully shown on brashy, weak or sickly hair, t which a few applications will produce the gloss and freshness of youth. Harmless aud sure in its opera tiou, it is incomparable as a dressing, and is especi ally valued for the soft lustre and richness of tone it imparts. It contains neither oil nor dye, and will not soil or color white cambric; yet it lasts long on the hair, and keeps it fresh and vigorous. For Sale by all Dealers. 3rdw Sew Advertisements, COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE, Staunton, April 12th, 1879. Joseph Beery's executor, vs. Geo. Kuebush’s administrator, &c. . . . . . „ . All parties interested in the foregoug cause pending in the circuit Court of Augusta eounty, take notice! that I will, in pursuance of the order of reference en;er ed in the foregoing cause, at my oiiice in Staunton on the 16S/t day of May, next, proceed to state the accounts required by said order, at which time and place you are required to attend without further notice. JOHN M. KINNEY, aprI8 4t Commissioner. COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE, Staunton,April, 12,1879, Vigar’s heirs, &c., vs. Vigar’s widow, Ac. In pursuance of the order of recommittal entered iu the foregoing chuse on the 12th day of April 1879,1 will proceed at my office in Staunton on on the 20t/t day o/ May, next, to state the accounts therein required—and all par ties interested are notified to attend without further notice. JOHN M. KINNEY, apr!84t Commissioner. COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE. > Staunton, April leth, 1879. In the chancery suite of Parents (Samuel’s) Wid ow ve. Parents (Samuel’s) defendants <Sc., and Rid dle vs. Parents (Samuel’s) administrator now pend ing in the Circuit Court of Augusta county, all par ties plaintiffs and defendants in said suits, and all persons whomsoever interested tnerein are hereby notified, that, in pursuance of an order rendered by said court on the 25th of March, 1S79, I shall, at my office, in Staunton, on Saturday the 17th day of May, 1879, proceed to take st?„ce and settle &n!aecount showing-, 1st. A r$-statement of the debts against the estate of Sa,muel Parent, deceased, striking from the list thereof \,ne claim of J. C Spitler's administrator PLIld. allowing such credits against the claims of Lewis G. Kiddie as said administrator, shall show the estate to be entitled to, 2nd. The aots and doings of E. L. Brower, adm’r of said Samuel Parent, dec’d, sinee liis last settle ment—what funds lie has collected and what dis pur aments hare been made bv him and 3rd. Tne condition of the fund in the first named cause* whether or not the same has been conected, and if so by whom, and if net, what amount remains yet uncollected, at which time and place you are re ^EdCrafgtepnq. S. W. GREEN SMITH, aprlStt Commissioner.